Easy Caramel Apples

Hey there! Since I’ve been somewhat slacking in posting recipes that embody fall, I couldn’t help but pull out good old Caramel Apples. Traditional caramel apples usually call for melting a whole bag of caramels, dipping your apples in the gooey sauce and smothering them in loads and loads of candy. While I am a big fan of described apples, I have never enjoyed the process. Too messy and sticky for my liking. Each fall, I usually rope my husband into lending me a hand, i.e. I melt the caramels and he takes care of the rest. While he enjoys the occasional job as sous chef, I happen to know that caramel-apple-dipping is also not at the top of his list of favorite kitchen activities. This is exactly why this recipe was born. Homemade Caramel Sauce is poured over freshly diced apples and topped with candy. Mess-free, easy to eat, and every bit as delightful as your traditional caramel apple.

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Caramel Stuffed Cider Cookies

I am such a sucker for all things containing caramel. Caramel seems to make everything better and more scrumptious. It surely enhances the taste of most treats and causes ultimate gooeyness, which is the icing on pretty much all delights. Buttery goodness and a luscious brown hue are irresistible. When I came across these cookies, not a single doubt remained in my mind that I had to give them a try. This is not your average cookie recipe – it contains a special ingredient which I will tell you about in a second. On this beautiful fall day (around these parts anyways), you deserve a cookie that will make your palate sing.

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Pumpkin Muffins with Spiced Brown Butter Glaze

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Happy Fall! As promised, we are kicking off the week with a fall-inspired goodie. I still can’t believe we’re already entering the last quarter of the year. Here’s to all things cozy, comfy, and beautiful. It is no secret that I adore summer, but I am so glad that we live in a place where we can thoroughly enjoy each season to its fullest. Pumpkin lattes, brisk nights, candy corn, pies, campfires… the list goes on and on. So break out your sweaters and coats and prepare for the sound of crunchy leaves under your feet and rich, deep colors of fall.

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